Don Pardo

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In Memoriam Of Those Who Passed In 2014

2014 was an unusual year in that we lost so many celebrities — some way too early. Here’s a list of those I was blessed to have some sort of professional or personal connection to.

12/30/2014

Don Pardo arrives at the Academy Of Televison Arts & Sciences' 19th Annual Hall Of Fame Induction at the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 20, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The Announcer’s Announcer: Don Pardo

Don Pardo was an announcer’s announcer. He was the model that all announcers aspired to be. He passed away this past Monday at age 96. What a life and career he had.

08/19/2014

Don Pardo arrives at the Academy Of Televison Arts & Sciences' 19th Annual Hall Of Fame Induction at the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 20, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

“SNL” Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice — the booming baritone that, for nearly four decades, would introduce the lineups on “Saturday Night Live.”

08/19/2014